Monthly Archives: February 2006

Configure Exchange 2003 SP2 Mailbox Store Size

By | February 5, 2006

Starting in Exchange Server 2003 SP2, the database size for your Exchange Store can now reach 75 Gigabytes. By default, Exchange Server 2003 has a default database size of 16gigs, and when you reach that limit, Exchange will finish its transactions and dismount the store. If your default store size was 16gigs and you installed Exchange 2003 SP2 and wonder why you are having these types of problems, this is because Microsoft will only increase the default store size to 18gigs. As this might sound silly, it does make perfect sense. If Microsoft automatically increased the store size to 75 gigs, it would be easy to overlook what size your store is and you could use up all the space on your hard drive.

Find XP Service Pack Version

By | February 4, 2006

Recently I needed to take a survey of one of my clients sites to determine which service pack versions were running on the machines. As opposed to going to each pc or running some bulky software, I came across a script which will read hostnames off a text file and output the XP Service Pack versions of the machines on the network. This is a quick way to find your service pack versions of your network XP machines

Map Network Drive and Printers based on Group Membership

By | February 2, 2006

One thing Microsoft leaves out of its Group Policies is the ability to configure mapped network drives and network printers. I guess Microsoft assumes that we all know how to write scripts to do these things. Here is a script that will retreive group membership from Active Directory and map your drives and printers accordingly based on the information in the csv file.

Configure Remote Assistance via Group Policy

By | February 1, 2006
Remote assistance is a new feature available in the Windows XP Operating Systems.  This can be very useful in offering assistance to your remote clients because it allows you to see the users desktop while they are using it, therefore allowing you to be able to walk them through how to do something. This article describes how to set up remote assistance in an Active Directory enviroment.